Upcoming ES Events: Off Campus Study Presentation; ES Student head shots; Natural history walk; Pete Didisheim of the Natural Resources Council of Maine
Cathy Bevier will be presenting on off campus study opportunities focused on environmental science and policy issues. She will be joined by a few students that will "testify" to their experiences. Please take advantage of this great opportunity, especially you sophomores!
Around Campus: 26 Colby students rode to CGCF as part of 350.0rg
Beyond Campus: Many Rivers, One Estuary: Collaboration, Connections and Challenges; MLCV Evening for the Enviornment
In the News:The Facts: Wind not seen as wave of our energy future; Occupy the food system!
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: Williams-Mystic Joseph Conrad Essay Contest
Jobs and Internships: Relevant job/internship boards; Florida State Frog finder funded; Maine Energy Efficiency Coordinator
Upcoming ES Events
Off Campus Study for ES Majors or enviro minded students
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7pm in Olin 1
Attention ES Majors - Student Head Shots
Please join ES major, Colin Cummings, on Wednesday, Oct 26th in Diamond 223, between 8-9pm. Colin is collecting head shots for the student poster that will reside in Diamond and maybe even somewhere in Olin. The quicker we get the photos the quicker we can get the poster up!
ES Program Sponsored Natural History Walk of the Colby Arboretum
Ever wonder what the plant is that you walk or jog by all the time, or the trees above you, it is a boon year for mushrooms. Come learn some natural history tidbits from ES own Abby Pearson. Abby will be leading a walk in the arboretum on Friday, Oct 28th at 10:00am. Meeting time and location to be determined. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must sign up in advance for this. Please email Lia Morris if you want to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Protecting Maine's Environment: An Insider's View
Pete Didishiem, Senior Advocacy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine
Tuesday, Nov 1, 7pm in Olin 1
**** Counts towards 401
Three cheers for the 26 students that participated in the 350.org ride to the CGCF!
Student grants for research in East Asia
Colby College has received a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation to promote interest in studying and working in East Asia. The grant will provide support for student internships during January 2012 and summer 2012. Grants of up to $3000 (for Jan Plan) and $5000 (for summer) are intended to defray the cost of travel to East Asia and expenses incurred during the internship. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. Internships undertaken in the following countries are eligible for funding: Brunei; Cambodia; China (including Hong Kong and Macao); East Timor; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; the Philippines, Singapore; Taiwan; Thailand; and Vietnam. To be eligible, internships should last at least 4 weeks (January) to 6 weeks (summer). Please note that the grant will not provide support to students from East Asia who will return to their home countries. Graduating seniors are not eligible to receive funding for summer internships. For January 2012, the application deadline is November 1, 2011. For summer 2012, the application deadline is April 1, 2012. Application materials are available in the Career Center or by download from http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/careercenter/students/internship/resources.cfm. Please contact Professor Kim Besio at email@example.com with any questions.
Many Rivers- One Estuary: Collaborations, Connections, and Challenges
A Symposium connecting stakeholders and researchers within the Androscoggin and Kennebec Watersheds Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:30AM – 2:00 PM Bowdoin College Free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register: http://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/symposia/many-rivers-one-estuary/index.shtml
MLCV Evening for the Environment
Wednesday, Nov 30th from 5:00-7:30, Hannaford Hall USM
In the News
The Facts: Wind not seen as wave of our energy future
Occupy the food system!
In the past few weeks, the U.S. Food Movement has made its presence felt in Occupy Wall Street. Voices from food justice organizations across the country are connecting the dots between hunger, diet-related diseases and the unchecked power of Wall Street investors and corporations (See Tom Philppot's excellent article in Mother Jones). This is very fertile ground. On one hand, the Food Movement's practical alternatives to industrial food are rooted at the base of our economic system. Its activities are key to building the alternative, localized economies being called for by Occupy Wall Street. On the other hand, Occupy provides a space for the Food Movement to politicize its collective agenda and scale-up community-based solutions by changing the rules that govern local economies. More at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-holt-gimenez/occupy-food_b_1021078.html?ir=Green
Scholarships and Graduate School Opportunities
Williams-Mystic Joseph Conrad Essay Contest
Submissions due Nov. 14th. Blair Braverman (ES '11) was the winner of this award in 2010. For more information:
Jobs and Internships
Job and Internship Boards
Orion Grassroots Job Board
Texas A&M Job Board
FLORIDA STATE FROG FINDER FUNDED
Chorus Frog Compensation A field technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Emily Moriarty Lemmon at Florida State University beginning early January through mid-March 2012 to help in the study of female choice and population variation in chorus frogs (Pseudacris). The technician will travel with a team throughout the southeastern USA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia) to assist in collecting specimens and performing female choice tests. Working conditions will often times be rainy and cold, and the technician will be expected to camp for significant periods of time. Preference will be giving to those applicants with extensive field experience. Compensation will be $480 per week (corresponding to $10.00/hr; for approximately 8 hours/day; 6 days/week) for a total of 10 weeks and will also include food and lodging during fieldwork. For students planning on graduate school, this experience would look great on your resume. To apply for this position, please contact Dr. John Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a CV along with contact information for three references.
Energy Efficiency Coordinator Maine Energy Education Program
Energy Efficiency Coordinator Maine Energy Education Program and RSU #57 are seeking an Energy Efficiency Coordinator who will help to develop a culture of conservation throughout the school district. This is a professional energy management position involving the implementation, promotion and communication of the Schools for Energy Efficiency program. This position will work with school district personnel and occasionally students to successfully promote and communicate energy efficiency. The EEC is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills. This energy coordinator will work to provide a vision and lead a campaign to launch, coordinate, communicate and manage the SEE Program in the school district. Please visit www.meepnews.org/see.htm to see the full job description.